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No pen-alty for Airdrie kit man as match-winning striker sees funny side of shirt spelling gaffe

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If most Lanarkshire football fans pick up a pen on a Saturday it's normally to fill in their coupon - but Airdrieonians FC's kit man took the novel approach of using one to ensure a star player for the Diamonds didn't fall foul of an unfortunate spelling blunder.And it's just as well the emergency repair job was put into action as striker Calum Gallagher went on to score the winning goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over Kelty Hearts at the Excelsior Stadium.Former Rangers forward Gallagher had the club's number nine jersey on his shirt but eagle-eyed home fans spotted an issue with the name across the back of his kit.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The first letter in Gallagher's name appeared missing from the print, which read 'ALLAGHER' across his shoulders - but a lower-case letter G was shown to have been scrawled on with ink.

Match-winner Gallagher saw the funny side and thankfully had no need to worry about Jeff Stelling announcing his seventh goal of the season on Soccer Saturday as being scored by Callum Allagher.

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